Wiley
3.3 of 5 210 reviews
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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 210 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Wiley President and CEO Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith

(80 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They also have a pretty good overall corporate culture and promote work/life balance for employees"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Nice work environment, creative yet professional"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hardly any room for advancement as there are too many people who never left the company"
    in 8 reviews
  • "there were more staff in senior management than working staff"
    in 10 reviews
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    Publishing Industry is Changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and work/life balance. Forward-thinking management team. Promote from within. Good people to work with.

    ConsChanges to the publishing industry are creating difficult challenges, and the company is constantly evolving to meet those challenges. In general, publishing companies are at the lower end of the pay scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency is the key to managing change. Empower employees and they will embrace it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy to move around in company. A little behind the times.

    Online Learning Support and Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsMost promotions are from within, even the secretary has a chance at editing. Transfers to other offices possible. Good bonuses, friendly coworkers. Rewarded for meeting challenges.

    ConsA lot of travel to very boring places, fronted by employee and repaid by company. Online learning is a mess and it's hard to sell what you know is not working.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some better programmers from Silicon Valley instead of abroad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, not great compensation, lots of changes underway.

    Editor (Former Employee)
    Hoboken, NJ

    ProsAll of my managers were fair and understanding. The hours are flexible with the ability to work remotely. Also, benefits are generous.

    ConsCommon for the industry, but compensation is not great and promotions can be difficult. Many people have been around for a long time, even if ineffective, so it's sometimes tough to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the quality talent you have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork life balance my new manager and subject area is great

    Conspay old boys club upper management seems to ursurp raises too much politics

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote the talented from below

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    Good to start or finish a career

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Hoboken, NJ

    ProsJob security and work life flexibility.

    ConsSlow, boring and difficult to move up in the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Turning around an ocean liner

    Editor (Current Employee)
    Hoboken, NJ

    ProsThere are opportunities to be had if you keep your eyes and ears open. No one is going to hold your hand here and lead you to a raise or a promotion, but by collaborating with movers and shakers (not complainers) you can build a rewarding career at Wiley.

    ConsWiley is a company with a 200-year past. It's difficult to navigate the transition from print to digital, and it's not nearly a seamless transition. There is a lot of uncertainty, which few people enjoy, and it is really tough to say goodbye to colleagues who have been let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAny investment you make in your employees, be it training, teambuilding, or perks - paid and unpaid - will more than pay for itself in productivity and morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Struggling to move into the future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColleagues are great--smart, mission-driven, collaborative.

    ConsIndustry change has led to massive changes in the way Wiley works, and it's painful for everyone to move into the future of publishing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve what the people who do the work are telling you at least as much as you believe what the consultants are telling you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsComfortable, training, free education, work-life balance, great people, and growing

    ConsSales job without the bonuses and they always hire from the outside. Very little upward movement even though they are growing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    uses people up and spits them out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUsed to be a top company with great people, products, etc. Ostensibly on the right track now for reinventing itself as a [professional information services company.

    ConsLeaders have yet to produce results from anything but getting rid of people. They are making millions for themselves while creating upheaval in the lives of hundreds of current and former employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cost Controller (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGood benefits from this company

    ConsNew Organizational Planning has been implemented

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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